Narcotics: Mom Is the Villain

Determined to discover why they were having so little success helping young drug addicts to kick the habit, Social Worker Herbert Barish and Presbyterian Minister Edward Brown began playing detective on the streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side. After 18 months, they are satisfied that they have found the villain: she is that pillar of American culture known to every American boy as Mom.

An Epidemic. Barish and Brown got onto Mom's trail because the tranquilizers being handed out at Brown's East Side Narcotics Center were not helping addicts to fight the...

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